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November 09, 2017 - 6:15 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online. Doctors can consult via live, online video conferencing, and lectures at prestigious Kim Il Sung University are streamed to faraway factories and agricultural communes. People use online dictionaries and text each other...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, a shopper, left, walks with a store associate in the toy section at Walmart in Teterboro, N.J. Walmart hopes to tempt shoppers with online deals before Black Friday. It’s beginning some online deals Thursday and plans to offer most of its Black Friday deals online starting at 12:01 a.m. on Thanksgiving. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
November 09, 2017 - 3:15 am
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart hopes to tempt shoppers with online deals before Black Friday. It's beginning some online deals Thursday and plans to offer most of its Black Friday deals online starting at 12:01 a.m. on Thanksgiving. Stores will be open all day on Thanksgiving with the deals...
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November 01, 2017 - 1:59 pm
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin-based Book World says it's closing all of its 45 stores in seven states, citing a shift in consumer preference to online shopping. The company's senior vice president Mark Dupont says 325 employees will lose their jobs as a result. The book retailer plans to begin...
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In this Aug. 3, 2017, photo, workers prepare to move products at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. While jobs have been lost in brick-and-mortar stores, many more have been gained from e-commerce and warehousing. Amazon accounts for much of the additional employment. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 29, 2017 - 3:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the robots came to online retailer Boxed, dread came, too: The familiar fear that the machines would take over, leaving a trail of unemployed humans in their wake. "I had a lot of people asking me, 'What is going to happen to us?'" says Veronica Mena, a trainer for the e-...
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October 19, 2017 - 5:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Target sees its new smaller stores in mainly urban areas as a symbol of its future, hoping that shoppers will step away from online buying for trips to stores tailored to the neighborhood. The two-level store in Manhattan's Herald Square, not far from the Macy's flagship, is about...
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October 16, 2017 - 12:44 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An official 2016 Chicago Cubs World Series ring that was offered for sale on an auction website has been taken off the market. Leland's Auctions said Monday that it removed the ring from auction at the request of the Cubs and "due to a contractual issue." The team initially raised...
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This recent photograph provided by RR Auction shows a cigar once smoked by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Churchill's half-smoked cigar, which was from a 1947 trip to Paris, sold for just over $12,000 during an online auction. Boston-based RR Auction says the 4-inch (10-centimeter) cigar was bought Wednesday evening, Oct. 11, 2017, by a collector from Palm Beach, Florida. The buyer's name wasn't released. (RR Auction photo via AP)
October 12, 2017 - 6:49 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A cigar half-smoked by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during a 1947 trip to Paris has sold for just over $12,000 during an online auction. Boston-based RR Auction says the 4-inch (10-centimeter) cigar was bought Wednesday evening by a collector from Palm Beach, Florida. The...
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FILE - This Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, file photo illustration shows a woman on her laptop in Miami. The next time you shop online, you may be offered a new way to pay: a personal loan with fixed monthly payments. Instead of using cash or plastic at checkout, you would provide some personal information and get a loan in minutes. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
October 12, 2017 - 10:14 am
"Will that be cash, credit card or personal loan?" The next time you shop online, you may be offered a new way to pay — a personal loan with fixed monthly payments. Instead of using cash or plastic at checkout, you would provide some personal information and get a loan in minutes. Got your eye on a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli speaks during an interview by Maria Bartiromo during her "Mornings with Maria Bartiromo" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York. On Sept. 6, 2017, Shkreli put the only known copy of a Wu-Tang Clan album he bought for $2 million in 2015 up for sale on eBay. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 07, 2017 - 6:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli (SHKREL'-ee) has put the only known copy of a Wu-Tang Clan album he bought for $2 million in 2015 up for sale on eBay. In the auction listing for "Once Upon A Time in Shaolin," Shkreli writes that he has "not carefully listened to the album...
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August 28, 2017 - 11:46 am
By: Kelly Meyers, 107.9 The Link Amazon is slowly and slowly killing off a lot of other retail stores. Online shopping used to be a huge pain for some items because it would take forever for them to arrive at your house. But Amazon's done something about that by offering Prime shipping which means...
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